• Short Summary

    Acrobatic act The Four Spallas show us several skilful balancing postures.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Now Pathetone Presents - THE FOUR SPALLAS in Acrobatic Entertainment".

    London, probably Pathe Studio.

    Various shots of acrobatic act The Four Spallas getting into several balancing postures. They are three men in white leotards and close-fitting caps and a blonde girl in a two-piece costume - she is extremely supple!

    The last posture is one that they made famous, according to the commentator, and shows one of the men balancing upside down on the shoulders of the other two while the girl balances on the thighs of the two standing men.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1208.28
    Media URN:
    15762
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:48:00 / 01:52:57:00
    Canister:
    PT 552

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The female performer in this clip is Maisie Spalla, (alias Diana Keevil).

    More about Diana can be found here.....

    http://www.diana-keevil.co.uk

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